Club Info

Dear Member,

As a member of Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club you are part of one of the most recognised and respected volunteer organisations in Australia.

Our club was established in 1919 and has been a big part of the Coolum Beach community for the past 100 years.

There are more than 30,000 members of Surf Lifesaving Queensland and 150,000 of us throughout Australia. Queensland has approximately 60 Surf Life Saving Clubs, from Port Douglas near Cairns to Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.

There are many other parts of Lifesaving in Queensland, apart from the Surf Club’s, that you can qualify to be a part of - the SLSQ Jet Ski Rescue Service, the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service, specialist First Aid Services, SLSQ and Sunshine Coast Branch Radio Communications Disaster Management Services and Education Services to name some of the main areas.

Above all, you are part of an iconic volunteer movement and a proud club which not only helps the local community but adds value to the lives of our members.

During your time with the club, you will make lifelong friendships, develop first aid, leadership and personal skills, improve your health and fitness and be part of a community unlike any other.

The information in this Handbook for Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving Club SLSC will provide you with insight into our club and the wider association.

See you on the beach.

Ian Norman

The Organisation

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is a foundation member of the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS), through which it maintains contacts with other ‘lifesaving nations’ and develops lifesaving expertise around the globe. This is part of SLSA’s broader international humanitarian efforts as a non- government organisation.

SLSA is a highly federated and geographically dispersed corporate body with several organisational layers incorporating 305 local Surf Life Saving Clubs, 17 regional branches in NSW and Queensland and 7 state and territory centres.

From its earliest days, SLSA’s motto has not changed:


Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is the Queensland state body and is situated at Surf Rescue House in South Brisbane. Queensland has 59 clubs and 6 branches servicing the coastal areas from Port Douglas in the north, to Rainbow Bay on the NSW border. Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) is affiliated to SLSQ and the Sunshine Coast Branch, and is one of 15 clubs on the Sunshine Coast.



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